Atlantic City’s most spirited event is coming to Tropicana on Saturday, October 15, 2016, when beer buffs, whiskey enthusiasts and other kindred spirits will pour into the Grand Exhibition Center for the Beer & Whiskey Festival. Also on hand will be the most knowledgeable mixologists, distillers, brand ambassadors and industry personalities to help guide, inform, and entertain you. The festival runs from 2PM to 8PM. Here’s what you can expect.
80 Unique Beers
Be ready to find a new favorite. Both the casual and extreme beer fan can sample 80 micro and craft brews including more than 60 varieties brewed right here in New Jersey. Highlights include Funnel Cake and What the Butler Saw from Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Holly Beach Pumpkin Ale and Angelsea Irish Red from Tuckahoe Brewing Company, as well as the Oktoberfest and Harvest Patch Shandy brews from Leinenkugel Brewing Company.
As a special treat, festival-goers can get a taste of a special Peppered Bacon and Maple Ale created specifically for the event by Spellbound Brewing of Mount Holly, New Jersey.
See the FULL list of beers here!
The Great Beyond
** Following are Jersey Beers
Porter on Palo Santo
Specialty Firkin (Peppered Bacon and Maple Ale)
Extra Pale Ale
Flannel Friday Amber Ale
Harvest Patch Shandy
Harvest Brown Ale
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Porter
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Boont Barl (Amber Ale)
Crooked Series Labyrinth Oak Aged Black Ale
Crooked Series Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Crooked Series Sour Raspberry
NJ BEER COMPANY
Abbey Single Ale
Garden State Stout
Yorkshire Stingo Barrel Aged Ale
Organic Chocolate Stout
Possman Pure Cider
Possman Rose Cider
NEW BEGIUM BREWING
Rebel Rouse Double IPA
Astounding She Monster
What the Butler Saw
Trick or Treat
30 Flavorful Whiskeys
Everyone from armchair whiskey aficionados to those who don’t know jack about Jack will enjoy the opportunity to sip and savor a collection of the finest whiskeys, bourbons and ryes. The pour list includes George Dickel, Amador, Michter’s, James F C Hyde, Beamball and Doubleday Bourbons, Wild Turkey, Rare Breed, Russel Reserve, Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve, Makers 46, Knob Creek Rye, Jameson Black Barrel, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Henry McKenna Single Barrel, Single Malt 1803 Irish Whiskey and more. Best friends of Jack will enjoy classic Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels, Jack Honey, Jack Fire and Jack Single Barrel varieties.
See the FULL list of whiskeys here!
Jack Single Barrel
Old Forester **
Woodford Reserve *
George Dickel #12
George Dickel 9 Yr Select
George Dickel Rye
George Dickel White
Amador Double Barrel
Amador Barrel #10
Michter’s Straight Rye US #1 Single Barrel
Michter’s US Small Batch #1
Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon
Michter’s US #1 Sour Mash
JERSEY ARTISAN DISTILLING
James F C Hyde Sorgho Whiskey (NJ)
Doubleday Classic Whiskey
Wild Turkey 101
Russel Reserve 10 Yr
Russel Reserve Single Barrel
TUTHILLTOWN & GLENFIDDICH
Hudson Baby Bourbon
Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon barrel Reserve
BEAM & MAKERS
Knob Creek Rye
JAMESON & JP WISER
Jameson Black Barrel
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Henery McKenna Single Barrel
BARR AN UISCE
Blended Wicklow Rare Irish Whiskey
Single Malt 1803 Irish Whiskey
John Eddie and His Dirty Ol’ Band
Virginia born, New Jersey raised, Nashville based John Eddie is a singer/songwriter/semi-professional drinker who fronts The Dirty Ol’ Band. Ask John to describe the band’s music and he’ll tell you it’s their own brand of deep fried, gas guzzling, heart breaking, liver killing rock n’ roll smothered in twang. This music will give you a great reason to raise your glasses, cups or bottles. Catch live performances from 5:30PM to 8PM. Between sets, Tropicana keeps the energy high with a talented DJ.
The undisputed star of the event is the amazing array of spirits being poured. But the unfortunate truth is that man (and woman) cannot live by beer and whiskey alone. Be sure to visit the festival food carts to have your fill before you go sampling, or take a break to soak up all that liquid goodness.
Food MenuBlack Angus Hot Dog Wrapped in a Handcrafted Pretzel – $4
Smoked Sausage and Sharp Cheddar with Maple Mustard on a Pretzel Roll – $6
Soft Pretzels – $1
Soft Pretzels with a warm Beer Cheese Dip – $3
Pretzel Necklaces – $5
Warm Country Ham & Cooper Sharp Cheddar with maple Mustard on a Pretzel Roll – $6
BBQ Pulled Pork with a Jack Daniel’s Honey BBQ Sauce on a Brioche Roll – $6
Beer Braised Kielbasi or Bratwurst with Sauerkraut – $6
Warm Roasted Turkey Wrap with Pepper Bacon, Tomato, Smoke Gouda, Spinach, Chipotle Mayo-$6
Warm Roasted Turkey Wrap with Smoked Gouda, Tomato, Spinach – $6
Homemade Potato Chips – $2
Homemade Potato Chips with warm Beer Cheese Dip – $3
Artisan Cheese Plate – $8
Award Winning Lobster Bisque & Cape May Clam Chowder: Cup – $5 or Quart – $15
Drinks – $3
Cold Pressed Juices – $4
Dessert MenuWarm Fritter (Blueberry or Apple) – $3
Donuts (Warm Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice, or Lemon Blueberry) – $2
Cupcakes (Midnight Madness or Wedding Cake) – $3
Cake Pops (Red Velvet or Chocolate Ganache) – $2
Cookies (2) (Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Cranberry) – $3
Warm Ghiradelli Chocolate Fudge Brownie – $5
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (4) – $6
Chocolate Covered Pretzels – $4
Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches (Lemon Cookie w/ Jersey Blueberry Ice Cream, Oatmeal Raisin w/ Maple Ice Cream, or Chocolate Chip with Vanilla ice Cream) – $5
Assorted Cups of Gelato – $5
Arts, Crafts and Souvenirs
In addition to the festival’s broad selection of quality beverages to taste and purchase, attendees will enjoy shopping opportunities from local, regional and national vendors.
Have You Gotten Your Tickets Yet?
Buy them HERE for $30 in advance, or pay $35 at the door.
Why Not Stay the Night?
To keep you in good spirits and keep the good spirits in you, Tropicana will offer a special hotel package that includes two tickets to the Beer & Whiskey Festival and an overnight stay on Saturday, October 15, 2016, all for just $379.00. Book your package here.
Must be 21. Tropicana cares about our visitors and wants everyone to have a great time. We strongly encourage responsible drinking. PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. We ask that you look out for yourself and for one another to ensure a safe and fun experience.